Kalapara AC (land) injured by muggers in Savar
The assistant commissioner (land) of Kalapara upazila in Patuakhali district was injured in an attack by some muggers in CNB area on Dhaka-Aricha highway in Savar, on the outskirts of the capital on Monday night. The injured is Abu Bakar Siddique, son of Kamal Uddin of Mirzapur upazila in Tangail district. Read more: BCL leader arrested in Savar for ‘cattle lifting’ Deepak Chandra Saha, officer-in-charge of Savar Model Police Station, said Abu Bakar came here to participate in a training programme. A group of muggers swooped on Abu Bakar when he was passing through the CNB area in the night and snatched money and mobile phone set from his possession. Read more: 16-yr-old killed in Savar bike accident The muggers also stabbed him indiscriminately, leaving him injured. Later, he was taken to Enam Medical College and Hospital. Police are trying to arrest the attackers, said OC.
13 muggers held in Dhaka
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) has detained 13muggers gang from different areas of the capital. A team of Rab-3 detained the muggers after conducting simultaneous drives in Shahjahanpur, Motijheel and Paltan areas on Tuesday night, said Commanding Officer of RAB-3, Lt Col Arif Mohiuddin Ahmed. The elite force also seized sharp weapons and a mobile phone from their possession. During primary questioning, the alleged gang members said they used to mug people in these areas brandishing sharp weapons. Legal steps have been taken against the detainees, the officer added.
37 muggers held in city
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members have detained 37 members of a mugging gang from different areas in the capital. A team of Rab-3 detained the muggers after conducting simultaneous drives in Shahjahanpur, Motijheel, Mugda and Tejgaon areas on Saturday night, said Additional Superintendent of Police and staff officer (Media) Bashir Ahmed. Read: Muggers strike with sharp weapons, make off with Tk 5 lakhs from Rocket agent The elite force also seized sharp weapons and sedative sprays from their possession. During primary questioning, the alleged gang members said they used to mug passengers at bus stands and railway stations in the city spraying sedatives on their face and brandishing sharp weapons. Legal steps will be taken against the detainees, the officer added.
Muggers strike with sharp weapons, make off with Tk 5 lakhs from Rocket agent
Muggers took away Tk 5 lakhs from an agent of mobile banking platform Rocket after stabbing him in Kashimpur Baganbari area of the district on Tuesday. The injured, identified as Rocket agent of Dutch Bangla Bank’s digital mobile banking Sahed Hossain, is undergoing treatment at a clinic in Konabari area of the district. Mohammad Jahid Hossain, Officer-in-charge (OC) of Kashimpur Police Station, said Sahed went to the Baganbari area to collect money from agents around noon on the day. Read: 2 killed by muggers in Nawabganj A group of five muggers riding two motorbikes interrupted him and snatched away his collected money after stabbing him, said he, adding that the victim suffered serious injury in the incident. Hearing screams, locals rushed to the spot and took him to the clinic, the OC said adding that the victim lodged a complaint in this connection. “We visited the scene and collected CCTV footage to identify the criminals and drives are on to nab them,” added the police officer.
Auto-rickshaw driver stabbed by muggers in Dhaka's Khilgaon dies
A CNG-run auto-rickshaw driver, who was stabbed by muggers in Dhaka's Khilgaon Sunday, died at a hospital in the early hours of Monday, police said. Mamun Howlader, 48, was from Mehendiganj upazila, Barishal, and lived in a rented house with his family in Kamrangir Char, Dhaka. "The incident occurred Sunday afternoon. The critically injured Mamun was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) and he succumbed to his injuries at 4:05am today," Inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH Police Outpost, said. Also read: 35-yr-old stabbed to death in Dinajpur "The body was sent to DMCH morgue for autopsy," he added. Mamun's nephew Arif Hossain said his uncle was attacked as he was having tea after completing a trip to Khilgaon's Taltola. At this time, some muggers tried to snatch his auto-rickshaw keys. As Mamun resisted he was stabbed repeatedly. Also read: Youth stabbed dead in Chattogram As the auto-rickshaw driver screamed for help, locals rushed there and caught one of the attackers and handed him over to police, Arif said.
Gang of muggers nabbed in city
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) said on Friday that the force detained 21 members of a mugging gang from the city’s Motijheel, Paltan, Shahjahanpur and Tejgaon area. The elite force also seized sharp weapons and sedatives from them during the drive on Thursday. A team of Rab-3 detained the muggers after conducting simultaneous drives in Motijheel, Paltan, Shahjahanpur and Tejgaon area on Thursday night, said Rab-3 Additional Superintendent Bina Rani Das. Read: 4 ‘muggers’ held over killing dentist in city During primary interrogation, the alleged gang members said they usually hide in the alleys and mug pedestrians, rickshaw riders, and CNG-run auto-rickshaw passengers, brandishing sharp weapons. They also commit murder if anyone resists their bid. The muggers are active in and around Khilgaon, Malibagh Rail Gate, Dainik Bangla intersection, Pir Jangi Mazar crossing, Kamalapur Battala, Motijheel Calvert Road, Nasirertek of Hatirjheel, Shahbagh, Gulbagh, Rajuk crossing, UBL crossing, Paltan intersection, Golap Shah Mazar crossing, High Court crossing, Abdul Gani Road, Maniknagar Stadium, Nandipara Bridge, and Basabo crossing from evening till dawn. Legal steps are underway against the detainees, the official added.
Auto-rickshaw driver found dead in Natore
Police have recovered the body of a auto-rickshaw driver from Ghatchilan area of Lalpur upazila in Natore district. The deceased was identified as Milon Hossain, 30, of Mahishbhanga of Boraigram upazila. Also read: Youth’s body recovered from Natore madrasha Milon went out with his battery-run auto-rickshaw asusual on Saturday afternoon and he remained missing since then, said police. Based on a complaint, police started investigation and recovered the body from a roadside sugarcane field in Ghatchilan area on Sunday night, said Monoaruzzaman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Lalpur police station. Also read: 105-yr-old woman charred to death in Natore There were several injury marks on Milon’s body, said the OC. Muggers might have killed him for snatching his auto-rickshaw, he added.
4 ‘muggers’ held over killing dentist in city
Dhaka, Mar 30 (UNB)—Police on Wednesday arrested four suspected muggers from the city’s Mirpur area in connection with the murder of a dentist at Shewrapara in the capital. The arrestees were Raihan Sohel alias Apan, 27, Rasel Hossain Hawlader, 25, Ariyan Khan Ridoy, 23, and Solaiman, 23. Dentist Ahmed Mahi Bulbul was stabbed to death by a professional mugging gang, said AKM Hafiz Akhter, additional commissioner (detectives) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police at a press briefing. During preliminary interrogation, the arrestees confessed that they are professional muggers. Five people including the four arrestees gathered on Begum Rokeya Sarani Road to rob the dentist coming on an auto-rickshaw, according to the detectives. Read: Dentist stabbed dead ‘by muggers’ in city On Sunday, when the auto-rickshaw carrying Bulbul reached Kazipara Begum Rokeya Sarani Road in front of Navana Showroom, the five muggers intercepted the vehicle and attempted to snatch his valuables, said the official. At one point, the muggers stabbed the doctor as he resisted the mugging. Later, he was rushed to Al-Helal Hospital first and then to Suhrawardi Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared him dead. Read: Sabujbagh housewife murder: AC repair team-turned-murderous robbers arrested Police also recovered cash Tk 12,000 and a mobile phone set from his possession. Ahmed Mahi Bulbul used to work in a clinic at Moghbazar. He was known as ‘Gariber Doctor’ (The doctor of the poor) in his locality. An operation is on to arrest the other member of the gang, said AKM Hafiz Akhter.
Garment worker stabbed dead by muggers in city
A 26-year-old garment worker was stabbed to death by muggers in the city’s Pallabi area on Monday night. The deceased was identified as Raihan Hossain, a resident of Palashnagar area of Pallabi. The deceased's father Raju Mia said the muggers attacked Raihan at Lalmatia truck stand around 9pm when he went out to buy medicines. The mugger stabbed him in the stomach when he resisted the snatching and took away his money and mobile phone set. READ: Man stabbed dead by muggers in city Later, locals took him to a local hospital and then to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) where the doctor declared him dead. Inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police camp, said the body was kept at the hospital morgue for an autopsy.
Man stabbed dead by muggers in city
A 55-year old man was stabbed to death by muggers in the city’s Sayedabad area on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Mohammad Mosharraf Hossain, a grocer and son of Harun-ur-Rashid of Gangarampur village in Gopalganj’s Muksudpur upazila. He used to live in Gandaria’s Ghuntighar area. Muggers attacked Mosharraf at 4 am near Saidabad bridge when he was going to work. READ: Youth stabbed to death in Bogura They stabbed him on the chest, took away his money and mobile phone set, said the deceased’s nephew Shahjalal. After the incident, he was rushed to the emergency department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) at 5.30 am where doctors declared him dead. The body has been kept at the hospital morgue for autopsy, said Bachchu Mia, police inspector at the DMCH police outpost.